Thursday, May 2, 2013
New grocery store, if all government approvals are given, will locate on East Sunset Drive.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated after incorrect information about Meijer's location was posted. Meijer, a food, clothing and home goods store, is planning to locate in a vacant parcel of land on East Sunset Drive, pending all government approvals. Construction is planed to begin in 2014 with the store opening scheduled in 2015, if everything moves forward according to the preliminary timeline. “This has been and will continue to be a team effort," said Mayor Jeff Scrima in a news release. "We look forward to the quality of products, economic revitalization of the East Sunset Drive corridor, and the career opportunities that Meijer’s will provide to our community.” Scrima and Dave Smart, a local realtor, reached out to Meijer …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Recount in April 2 election gives Alderman Roger Patton one more vote over Lenny Miller.
Roger Patton gained one more vote during Friday’s recount of the April 2 election, officially winning re-election. Patton defeated Lenny Miller – who also challenged him in April 2012 – 203 to 195 votes. Miller was surprised by the results on April 2, he said, because people he had spoken with during the election shared their hopes for a new alderman in the downtown district. “I just want to rule out any machine errors and human errors,” Miller told Patch last week. “I don’t suspect fraud or anything, I just want to make sure everything was done and that no mistakes were made.”
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Challenger Lenny Miller was seven votes shy of Alderman Roger Patton, so he requested a recount in the April 2 election.
The recount between District 11 aldermanic candidates Lenny Miller and Roger Patton will be held Friday. The downtown district election was close. Patton defeated Miller by seven votes after the official canvassing was recorded 202 votes for Patton and 195 votes for Miller. Miller picked up one vote last week after an absentee ballot came into City Hall, according to interim Clerk/Treasurer Gina Kozlik. Miller was surprised by the results, he said, because people he had spoken with during the election shared their hopes for a new alderman in the downtown district. “I just want to rule out any machine errors and human errors,” Miller told Patch last week. “I don’t suspect fraud or anything, I just want to make sure everything was done and …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
There are still enough property owners on the petition to dissolve the Waukesha Business Improvement District – unless more remove their name by Friday's deadline.
Property owners who signed a petition to dissolve the Waukesha Business Improvement District have until Friday to remove their names from the petition or the process moves forward. As of Thursday morning, officials with The Clarke Hotel removed the hotel property from the petition, according to Steve Crandell, community development director. But that isn’t enough to stop the process. Without The Clarke Hotel on the petition, 58.7 percent of property owners remain on the petition to disband the BID. The petition was filed Feb. 5 after controversies and resignations plagued the board. The majority of the property owners in the downtown area signaled that they no longer wanted to be part of the special taxing district. The BID has been in a …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Meanwhile, three incumbents on Waukesha School Board went unchallenged.
Adam Neylon won the special State Assembly race Tuesday night with 4,140 total votes after no Democrats ran in the race. The 28-year-old Republican defeated four other Republicans in February's primary in a close election between Neylon and retired Pewaukee Police Chief Ed Baumann. State Sen. Paul Farrow previously held the 98th Assembly District seat, which includes Pewaukee, Sussex and portions of Waukesha. Farrow was elected to the Assembly and Senate in November when he ran in both the assembly race and in the special primary election againts State. Rep. Chris Kapenga. The 33rd Senate District seat was previously held by Rich Zipperer, who is now a top employee in Gov. Scott Walker's administration. Three Waukesha School Board …
Ten aldermanic seats were up for election on the Waukesha Common Council.
There will be two new faces on the Waukesha Common Council. All incumbents that were seeking re-election survived during Tuesday's election. The terms are for three years – with the exception of District 6, which is for a one-year term – and aldermen will be sworn into office in two weeks. *Bolded text indicates the winner of the race. Results are unofficial until canvassing. Thieme, 56, has been on the Waukesha Common Council since 2008. He regained his position while Myers, a local pastor and counselor, unsucessfully tried to unseat him. Jankowski and Krumins both sought the District 6 appointment after Brian White passed away after only one year in office. The council appointed Jankowski to serve until the April election. The seat is …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Two newcomers fight for votes in Tuesday's election.
Aaron Perry and Gary Krivos look to fill the seat currently occupied by Rick Hastings, who is not seeking re-election.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Alderman Roger Patton faces a familiar challenger in Lenny Miller for the downtown Waukesha district.
Alderman Vance Skinner faces opposition from Emanuele Vitale, a long-time former alderman, and a Carroll University student running as a write-in candidate.